Pearl River Graffiti Could Be Hate Crime

According to Orangetown Police they are currently investigating an incident that took place at a home on North Lincoln Street in Pear River between 11:00 PM on Saturday night and 8:00 AM on Sunday morning. Police stated that the family woke up to find their property and cars covered with an anti-semitic and racist graffiti, and they don’t know who might be behind the potential hate crime. According to Detective Lt. James Brown the police are searching for leads to determine why the family may have been targeted, but this is the first case of racist content in graffiti they have come across. Brown stated that the offenders may be young and neighbors reported their beliefs in the same conclusion, stating that the family doesn’t have problems with anyone and community is not an area where this usually happens. If anyone has information on the crime, call Orangetown Police at 845-359-3700.

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